WWE NXT on WWE.com Broadcast Announcers: Josh Mathews & Todd Grisham + Matt Striker Location: Long Island, New York | Date: February 1, 2011 [ REVIEWED BY BRAD DYKENS ]
IN THE RING (ARM WRESTLING CONTEST) Matt Striker + (Byron Saxton & Derrick Bateman & Johnny Curtis & Brodus Clay) + on stage (Dolph Ziggler & Daniel Bryan & R-Truth & Ricardo Rodriguez – and – Ted DiBiase Jr. w/Maryse & Chris Masters): Just to bring you up to speed, Conor O’Brian was eliminated two weeks ago, and Brodus Clay swapped out his original Pro (Ted DiBiase Jr.) for a new Pro (Alberto Del Rio) last week. Ricardo Rodriguez announced that Alberto Del Rio has been busy since winning the Royal Rumble (two nights ago), so he was stepping in as Clay’s “Pro” for tonight. Striker explained the rules of the Arm-wrestling challenge (for any idiot that doesn’t know). The first round saw Johnny Curtis beat Byron Saxton in three seconds and Brodus Clay beat Derrick Bateman pretty easily. Brodus Clay lost to Johnny Curtis in the finals because Clay head-butted him ! That was dumb, Clay could dominate Arm-wrestling. Curtis earned three immunity points!
PRO VS ROOKIE REMATCH “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters defeated Byron Saxton w/Dolph Ziggler by submission: Masters finished off Saxton with the Masterlock for the second week in a row!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Daniel Bryan & Derrick Bateman + Gail Kim: Bryan was teaching Bateman some submission holds when Gail Kim came in. Bryan said Gail knows a thing or two about submissions too. Bateman doubted it, so Gail put him in a hold and he passed out! Bryan said that was so hot and they started kissing!
PRO VS ROOKIE MATCH Brodus Clay w/Ricardo Rodriguez defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. w/Maryse: Ted Dibiase came down alone, but then Maryse walked down to join him at ringside and showed off her new watch to Josh Mathews. Maryse started taking snap shots of the match when Ted was getting beat up. Maryse started kissing Todd Grisham and this distracted Ted in the ring, resulting in him getting caught in Clay’s finisher!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Byron Saxton & Johnny Curtis: Byron said he was worried about Johnny, saying everyone has been talking about him – that Johnny’s ego was getting out of control. Curtis said he and Truth were friends, but he was not friends with Byron. Curtis said he has a match to win and started to leave. Byron finished said they both know the “truth.”
IN THE RING (TALK THE TALK CHALLENGE) Matt Striker + (Byron Saxton & Derrick Bateman & Johnny Curtis & Brodus Clay) + on stage (Dolph Ziggler & Daniel Bryan & R-Truth & Ricardo Rodriguez – and – Ted DiBiase Jr. w/Maryse & Chris Masters): Matt Striker said the topic was WWE PROS. Byron Saxton cut a corny promo on R-Truth. Derrick Bateman cut a promo on Dolph Ziggler revealing he changed his name from Turd Ferguson. Johnny Curtis was supposed to cut a promo on Chris Masters, but he slapped Brodus Clay instead! Brodus went after him, but Johnny bolted out of the ring. Brodus Clay cut a promo on Daniel Bryan, implying that he was boring, but he has a real pretty girl (then offered to show her what a real man is like). The fans voted for Derrick Bateman, giving him two immunity points…
NXT TAG TEAM MATCH Daniel Bryan & Derrick Bateman defeated R-Truth & Johnny Curtis: Pretty good match with the four most popular wrestlers on NXT Season 4.